Sheep and Piglet Availability

Deposits are coming in and reservations are being made. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy some laughs, raise some good land managers, or raise your own meat. As of today 6/1/20 the following is what is still available:

Sheep: UPDATED 6/30/20

Babydoll Southdown – ALL 2020 Lambs have been SOLD. We potentially have two barrens ewes available for the right situation only. Please email: dana@balancedearthfarm.com to inquire.

The famous Babydoll smile (smirk).

Icelandic starter flock available: Black Ram (center with white blaze), 3 white unrelated ewes.

Satchel the black ram and the three unrelated ewes (in the middle); Black faced ewe in the background NOT included.

Also: Three LOVELY fiber ewes the Gray ewe is the mother of these two black and white. These ladies are all related to the ram above.

(SOLD) – Romney – 3 adult ewes – all delivered and raised lambs well this year. These were maiden ewes that all did amazingly well. Their lambs are listed below.

Center of photo – one of the Romney ewes

(SOLD) 2 Romney/Columbia wethers – would be great land managers or fall meat animals. (SOLD)

Big boy at 13 weeks.

(SOLD) 2 Romney/Columbia ewe lambs – Could go with the adult ewes for a lovely little starter flock.

Loving the abundant pastures!

KuneKune Piglets

2 breeding quality boars:

Ru boar line (x Jenny sow line): 1 Cream, 1 Ginger

Whakanui boar line (x Jenny sow line): Cream

2 breeding gilts:

Jenny Sow line (x Ru Boar Line): 1 Ginger, 1 Cream

1 pet barrow available: SOLD

Ru boar line (x Wilsons Gina sow line): Brown and white

He likes snuggles!

One breeding pair can be made out of the available boars and gilts, to the right home. Boars can also potentially be castrated for pets or grow out for meat.

Spring 2020

I thought it would be an interesting moment to sit and write a little about the farm and life. I am sure everyone is concerned about the pandemic that is Covid-19. This is certainly an unprecedented time in our lifetimes. It is also a time to take stock.

Once again, I remain grateful that I have been able to have the ability to live where I do, raise livestock, and have a garden. These opportunities have enriched our lives and keep us grounded (literally!) in challenging times. Animals need to be fed and cared for regardless of the world around us. Babies are being born – Life continues.

Lupine and her Girl (black)/Boy (White) twins. Born 3/17/20

A few things have changed here on the farm for 2020. We’ve had 5 sheep lamb so far and we are hoping for up to 5 more in the coming weeks. We are thankful to be able to retain some ewe lambs from our old ram Thunder. All the remaining ewes were bred by our new Ram Monroe.

We are expecting two litters of KuneKune Piglets to be born at the end of April! Our sows Nora and Ophelia are both pros and we can’t wait to have some little piglets running around. We were so fortunate to be able to bring some new blood onto the farm by using a boar from our friends at Lonedove KuneKunes.

Indigo – (LDF Ru 3) – sire of this years litters.

We (temporarily) have sold off our fold of Scottish Highland Cattle. We really enjoy having the cattle on the property and they are great for the overall regenerative agriculture push of our farm. They are also a lot more work! We may be bringing some on later this year or we may wait a year. As things go right now, so much is up in the air.

Thinking of adding some livestock to your life? Check out our sales page! Some lovely Romney Ewes, lamb shares/wholes, breeding animals (Babydoll Southdown and KuneKune), and meat pigs. Our lists are forming. Reach out if you would like to be put on the list! dana@balancedearthfarm.com.

In this time of forced slowing, please try to take a breath, choose to be kind, and reach out to those in need. Stay safe!